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2001 saturn sl1...sounds/feels like a vibration while

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2001 saturn sl1...sounds/feels like a vibration while driving...not loud outside vehicle...underneath vehicle
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Hello...welcome and thank you for using Justanswer.

Sorry ,I need to ask a few questions about this noise...

Do you need to be driving(moving) to hear the noise ?

Does it get louder with the speed ?

Have you had the vehicle on the lift to check for bad wheel bearing, exhaust leak or anything loose under the vehicle ?

Good luck.

Let me know.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
only when moving. not louder but faster/slower with accel or decel. not any louder on outside of vehicle
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Do you feel the vibration more like under your seat ?

Have you noticed if the vibration /noise changes when you make small turns?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
feels/sounds like underneath vehicle. no noticeable change while turning. i would hear wheel bearings outside of vehicle and also when turning. don't think that's it. possible u-joint?
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Well, the first thing I would do is taking a good look under the vehicle ,if possible lift it up in the air.

The exhaust shield are very common to fall on the exhaust pipe and making noise/vibration ,I would start there.

Let me know.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello?
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Also check for loose exhaust pipe and muffler.

Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

the u-joints usually make noise when you make a turn,tight tuirn.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you agree with my wheel bearing assessment?
Expert:  I. Silva replied 1 year ago.

Not really, the wheel bearing would be one of the things I would check.